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Police Officer Gerardo Silva | Redwood City Police Department, California Redwood City Police Department, California

Police Officer

Gerardo Silva

Redwood City Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, January 20, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Police Officer Gerardo Silva suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a call involving a violent mentally ill subject.

The subject had assaulted another officer two weeks earlier and had to be apprehended by a canine. When Officer Silva arrived on scene the subject acted in an aggressive nature towards him. Officer Silva was able to de-escalate the situation.

During Officer Silva's following shift he suddenly collapsed inside of the police station. Other officers performed CPR until he was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Officer Silva had served with the Redwood City Police Department for 18 years.

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Psalm 15
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Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
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October 28, 2017

 

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